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Xerox Opens Virtual Research Lab

timothy posted more than 3 years ago | from the derriere-duplication-demystified dept.

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itwbennett writes "It's nothing like the glory days of Xerox PARC, but still there are some interesting projects in Xerox's new Open Xerox website. Copyfinder, for example, takes an electronic document and returns the URLs pointing to it, to different versions of the document, and to related documents. Trailmeme is a new publishing tool that allows readers to navigate stories in both Web-like and book-like ways. And the Arabic Morphological Analyzer accepts modern standard Arabic words and returns morphological analysis and English notation. As of Thursday, 15 research projects were posted at Open Xerox, and the company has another 70 projects in the pipeline, said Victor Ciriza, lab manager at the Xerox Research Centre Europe."

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Did they invite (2, Funny)

rossdee (243626) | more than 3 years ago | (#35308028)

Steve Jobs to come and steal their ideas?

Re:Did they invite (0)

jappleng (1805148) | more than 3 years ago | (#35308178)

Beat me to it. But since Jobs is dying, there might be a predecessor coming out of this project. (I know not funny joke)

Re:Did they invite (1)

VynlSol (1687610) | more than 3 years ago | (#35308464)

We're - all - dying, chief.

Re:Did they invite (1)

e9th (652576) | more than 3 years ago | (#35309166)

Would Bernstein let Jobs in the PARC facilities today? That view that Xerox/PARC didn't capitalize enough on its breakthroughs is common. For instance, Jason Perlow said I should ask whether PARC would let Steve Jobs in the building since a lot of those PARC ideas built Apple. "It would be great to have Steve come over," quipped Bernstein. "I'd just have to be careful about what I showed him."

Larry Dignan interviewing then Xerox/PARC chief Mark Bernstein last November. [smartplanet.com]

Re:Did they invite (1)

the_womble (580291) | more than 3 years ago | (#35309250)

If Jobs had not gone over, no one would have made use of those ideas. They would have appeared on some Xerox machine that hardly anyone bought.

Apple did pay Xerox.

Re:Did they invite (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35309392)

Steve Jobs to come and steal their ideas?

Why yes, in fact, they DID

fucking NIGGERS man (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35308106)

just wow

What a concept... (1)

msauve (701917) | more than 3 years ago | (#35308174)

Copyfinder, for example, takes an electronic document and returns the URLs pointing to it

If they simply took that one step further, and counted the number of URLs to create a "ranking," they'd have a great search engine. It's a wonder no one has thought of that before.

Re:What a concept... (1)

davidbrit2 (775091) | more than 3 years ago | (#35311152)

Well, they'd have to invent some kind of world-wide web of connected computers first in order for it to be of any value, and that sounds like a lot of work.

Virtual Xerox machine (3, Funny)

sourcerror (1718066) | more than 3 years ago | (#35308176)

Yeah, I tried it: you send it a document and it sends back the original and a copy.

Re:Virtual Xerox machine (1)

penguin_punk (66721) | more than 3 years ago | (#35308246)

What's the quality of the copies like?

Re:Virtual Xerox machine (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35314920)

All right, let me send them my DVD library..lets see if they would steal a car, would they.

Give us DigiPath (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35308702)

Xerox has long had a winner with their DigiPath page layout and document setup program. There's little else like it. Incredibly powerful.

It would be nice if Xerox would sell it unbundled from pricey Xerox production printers (DocuTech, DocuPrint, Nuvera etc.).

We no longer have Xerox stuff where I work. I almost miss the 09-201s and the self-destructing pressure rollers -admittedly it had been a while since one blew apart on us. Oh well.

Der Freiherr! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35308968)

Maybe Karl Theodor Maria Nikolaus Johann Jacob Philipp Franz Joseph Sylvester Freiherr von und zu Guttenberg should become a testimonial for Xerox.
He is a very active in the business of getting caught plagiarizing.

No link? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35309244)

Why not post a link to the actual Xerox website?

Open Xerox [xerox.com]

Interesting Terms of Service!! (1)

shanmuha (668499) | more than 3 years ago | (#35310504)

http://open.xerox.com/Pages/Terms%20Of%20Service [xerox.com] " 4. Your Materials You shall be solely responsible for any content or applications that you make available directly or indirectly on this Site ("Your Materials") ... For clarity, you retain all of your ownership rights in Your Materials. However, by placing Your Materials on this Site or making Your Materials available through this Site (for example, by linking or through an API) you specifically give Xerox the following permission: you hereby grant Xerox a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, sub-licenseable and fully transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, modify, prepare derivative works of, publish, display, and perform Your Materials, in public, in any media formats and through any media channels. You also hereby grant users accessing Your Materials on this Site a non-exclusive license to access Your Materials for personal, non-commercial use. .... "

Re:Interesting Terms of Service!! (1)

hpoirier (2003908) | more than 3 years ago | (#35313788)

Please note that the language cited contemplates allowing users to create their own services and to make available their “content” and “applications” through the site.
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